When we went to the polls in 2008, those of us that voted for then presidential candidate Obama had hope. We believed there was a new direction coming to our country and our politics. Not just a personality or sentiment felt as a result of the media, but this time, through actual legislation. That's because, for those of us that voted for him, we believed him and that he would keep his main list of promises. We knew the minor secondary promises would be difficult to follow through on, and would most likely be on the back burner for another administration to take on.
Manila – Government must in fact recognize local ordinances that uphold biodiversity conservation and promote human rights especially of the Indigenous Peoples, instead of threatening them with the primacy of national policies, said Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) reacting on the much-delayed Executive Order on Mining.